St Francis church

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

The Parish of St. Francis of Assisi is a lively and active parish, serving the areas of Crosspool, Sandygate, Lodge Moor, Ranmoor, Nether Green and Fulwood.

It is part of Sheffield Deanery in the Diocese of Hallam and is twinned with the Parish of St William of York.

The Parish Priest is Father Kevin Thornton and the Parish Deacon is Stephen Parker. We have an active parish council and the current chair is Nick Neale.

Holy week Mass times

  • Thursday 18th 8pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by ‘Watching’ before the Blessed Sacrament until 10pm.
  • Friday 19th 3pm – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
  • Saturday 20th 8pm – The Easter Vigil
  • Sunday 21st 11am – Easter Sunday

Forthcoming events

  • Ecumenical Pilgrimage – Good Friday, 19th April. 9:15am start from St Luke’s, calling at St Francis for refreshments & a short service at 10.30am and ending at Tapton Hill with a service & lunch at noon.
  • Fashion Show to support the St Justin Third World Society  – 7pm, Friday 3rd May in St Vincent’s Church Hall.
  • Parish AGM – 8pm, Tuesday 7th May.

New to the parish?

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to anyone joining our parish for the first time. We offer a home visit from members of our parish council. As well as giving you a formal welcome to St Francis of Assisi, they can outline the range of activities and facilities available within the parish. If you’re new, please send us a message and we’ll get in touch.